Who We Are
Growth accelerator Liberia is an initiative aimed at supporting and accelerating impactful
For-profit ventures across Liberia. Given that Entrepreneurship is a fundamental part of growth and development in Liberia,
the Growth Accelerator Programme provides entrepreneurs that are impact driven with
business development training, mentorship, and access to funding that’ll enable them to
grow and scale.
Ranked 176th out of 189 countries on the UNDP 2019 Human Development Index, Liberia
faces stack challenges in respect to poverty and inequality. Poverty affects a slight majority of the
population (50.9%), with the burden heavier in the rural areas (71.8%) as compared to the
urban settings (31.5%). This has primarily been due to the lack of access to sustainable and
viable income generating opportunities locally.
Also like the rest of the world we’re experiencing the severe effect of the COVID-19
pandemic. The pandemic has placed a strain on struggling small businesses and worsened
the socio-economic impact on vulnerable communities and individuals.
Growth Accelerator Liberia was initiated to identify ambitious Small and medium
Enterprises with keen focus on accelerating the growth and innovation of these ventures.
With support from UNDP Liberia partners, the Ministry of Commerce &
Industry in partnership with iCampus Liberia, Growth Accelerator Liberia
will recruit and provide selected innovative and impactful businesses with mentorship,
technical assistance and co-financing to grow and scale; The programme directly
contributes to the reduction of poverty and the minimization of inequality in Montserrado, Lofa, Grand Cape
Mount, Nimba, Grand Bassa, Sinoe and Grand Gedeh by supporting the creation of resilient
livelihood and income-generating opportunities for poor and vulnerable population by